What's new in the world of worms?
July 23, 2019
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Supplementation of Pastured Lambs
Over the course of four consecutive years, four experiments using a total of 312 Dorset x Hampshire crossbred lambs were conducted in order to determine the effects of supplementation on the health and performance of grazing lambs.
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Restoring Efficacy of Fenbendazole
Researchers in Argentina were able to restore the efficacy of fenbendazole (SafeGuard®) by replacing a resistant population of Haemonchus contortus with a susceptible one.
Read article on Ohio Country Journal
Impact of Gastrointestinal Parasitism
Mexican researchers used data from published literature to determine the impact of gastrointestinal parasitism on dry matter intake (DMI) and live-weight change (LWC) in lambs. They conducted a meta-analysis on the data from 22 experiments from 20 papers.
Featured ACSRPC Member
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Katahdin Sheep Sale
USDA ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Center, Booneville, Arkansas
Info: web link
All of the sheep being sold have NSIP breeding values (EBVs) for parasite resistance (fecal egg counts). The ARS flock has incredible parasite resistant genetics.
Joint ACSRPC-COMBAR Meeting
Several ACSRPC members are giving oral and poster presentations at this meeting.
September 21, 2019
Southwest AREC Sheep Field Day & Ram Test Sale
Virginia Tech Southwest Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Glade Spring, Virginia
Info: web link
The Southwest AREC Ram Test evaluates rams for parasite resistance. Many of the sale rams also have EBVs for parasite resistance.
October 19, 2019
Small Ruminant Pasture, Grazing, & Browsing Conference
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
This all-day conference will include a presentation on internal parasite control.
Sponsored by Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Extension
Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk Teaching Center, Ewing, Virginia
Info: Dahlia O'Brien at email@example.com
This is the third time this conference will be held. It was previously held in Maryland and Delaware. All speakers are members of the consortium.